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MS Office Tips
Easy Zooming in Word and Excel
Hold down the Ctrl Key while using the scroll wheel on the mouse. This will zoom in or out on your Word or Excel document.

More File Options
Hold down the Shift key while selecting the File menu in Word (or in Outlook when composing a message). You get handy options to Save All and Close All open files. In Excel, you get a Close All—but not a Save All—option.

Line Breaks Without Bullets
When you're creating a bulleted or numbered list in Word or PowerPoint, you might want an item to appear on the list without a bullet. You can start a new line without a bullet by pressing Shift-Enter. The next time you press the Enter key, the new line will continue the bulleted or numbered list. Another useful trick: In Excel, you can press Alt-Enter to start a new line.

Use Autocorrect to Add Symbols

You no longer have to spend an hour searching through wing dings to find your symbol. The AutoCorrect feature in Office can automatically place symbols in your documents. Here are some of the favorites. Using the following sequence of characters for the desired symbol:

(c) will do this: ©

(r) will do this: ®

(tm) will do this: ™

==> will do this: Ë

<== will do this: Á

General Office Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl-C: Copy selection

Ctrl-X: Cut selection

Ctrl-V: Paste copied selection

Ctrl-Z: Undo

Ctrl-Shift-> (greater than): Increase font size

Ctrl-Shift-< (less than): Decrease font size

Alt-F11: Open Visual Basic for Applications

Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Shift-F3: Toggle selected text between lowercase, proper case (first letter cap) and uppercase.

F4: Repeat your last action, including searching, typing, and formatting.

Shift-F4: Repeat the most recent Find command.

Shift-F5: Jump to the last change you made in the document.

Ctrl-F6: Toggle between open documents.

Alt-mouse click: Open the Research pane with information on the word or name you clicked on.

F7: Run the spell-checker.

F12: Open the Save As dialog.